SwingLifestyle.com is a dating service for singles and couples looking to meet others for adult fun. The site is not only a resource for finding local swinging contacts, but an active social networking site with forums, groups, local planned events and even a newsletter.
There are around 181,000 people active on the site with around 5,000 online at any given time, making it one of the more popular venues for swingers to meet and get to know one another.
SwingLifestyle has a basic format, but everything works and it's pretty easy to use. Members can create a profile that gives details on both individuals in a couple and their desires as a whole.
Promotions, such as free membership are regularly offered - so keep a "look out" for these. There's a 1-year free membership promo and a lifetime plan for the really devoted. All profiles need to be approved before they go live, so be sure to put a little effort into creating something worth viewing. Approval usually takes less than 1 hour.
The site also restricts the number of single male members - to keep a favorable balance for couples. So beware if you are a single male, you could be rejected for that reason.
Some sections of the site, such as chatrooms will be blocked until you are approved, but otherwise you can browse and look around until you are let in.
Using the Site
Once you have an approved profile, you can upload a photo and/or a video, if desired. Search, emailing and setting up favorites are all pretty standard. Searches are setup for your own area but you can easily change this on the form. It's also possible to save search settings for the next visit.
On opening a profile, there are several buttons and options available to you. You can
- Add them to your friend-list
- Invite the person into your friend network (allowing you to send them group mail)
- Grant them access to your private photos
- Write some private notes about them
- Certify them as a valid member (this option is only available to paying members)
SwingLifestyle.com is a genuine site, with a lot of real members. It doesn't have the slick, commercial feel of sites such as Adult Friendfinder or SDC, however it is fast, functional and works a treat.
It also offers its members a number of bonuses such as erotic stories, DVD's and adult products. A standard membership is free of charge; yet a paid membership provides access to all privileges. These memberships come in one, three, six, twelve month increments that can be paid online or by check or money order.
By Tara Miller